Call for Applications: 3rd Round of UK Aid Match II

Deadline: 13 December 2018

The UK Aid Match funding round is inviting applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the Global Goals.

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It also encourages wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty in the world’s poorest communities.


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Projects will also need to support the department’s wider objectives:

  • Strengthen global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthen resilience and response to crisis
  • Promote global prosperity
  • Tackle extreme poverty

Funding Information

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UK Aid Match will match financial donations from members of the UK public up to a maximum of £2 million per appeal (subject to due diligence assessment).

Eligibility Criteria

To be successful, applicants have to meet these requirements:

  • Be a UK-based, non-government, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce poverty in up to two of DFID’s eligible countries
  • Provide published annual audited accounts or financial statements for the last two years
  • Meet the minimum requirements of the communications partnership that will publicise the appeal to the public
  • Hold no more than three UK Aid Match grants for projects that have more than nine months left to run (‘live projects’)
  • Plan projects in one or more of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI)
  • Either show that funding will be used for new projects lasting up to three years


  • Show that it will be used to extend ongoing projects by up to three years, clearly identify the additional activities that UK Aid Match funds will support and provide a schedule for delivery.

How to Apply

All applicants will need to:

  • Register online to apply
  • Complete an eligibility assessment via the online application form on the portal
  • Complete a concept note

For more information, please visit UK Aid Match II.

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